Peoria & Pekin Union's Pekin Job is led by a SC15A-CAT on this fall morning. Three of these locomotives were built in the 1990's by the Peoria Locomotive Works. At last count, one remains (the 8... (more)
The two GP35CATs, powered by Caterpillar 3516 engines, were the "big power" for the Peoria & Pekin Union Railway back in the day, handling much of the heavy grain and coal interchange with the Iow... (more)
Peoria & Pekin Union NW2 No. 405 rests at the railway’s yard at Creve Coeur, Illinois, in March 1984. This EMD Switcher was built new for the railway in June of 1949.
PPU 800 (a rebuilt SW10 w/Cat power) is switching the yard in Peoria on a wonderful Fall day in October of 1996.
Peoria and Pekin Union Railway NW2u No. 607 switches industrial trackage along the Illinois River at Peoria, Illinois, in March 1984.
On a springlike January day P&PU 600, a NW2u is westbound across the Illinois River Bridge.
Manufacturing makes the Peoria area rather unique. It seems like almost every went to, but not througn. All the terminal traffic has resulted in this unique short line. There's something we lik... (more)
PPU yard job switching on exRI track in Peoria, IL
PPU SW7 #406 at Pekin awaiting its next work, June 1975.
PPU 702 at Pekin, IL.
P&PU engines idle away.
Peoria & Pekin Union Railway rarely used diesels in multiple, unless of course a long train called for it. Here the 605 and 603 are pulling a long empty coal hopper train back to the Chicago & Nor... (more)
For Fast Service PEORIA GATEWAY Peoria & Pekin Union RY. The Peoria Gateway has just about faded away.
602 was the only unit not lettered for the Tazewell & Peoria Railroad.